|1.11.1||Examine virtual team member needs (e.g., environment, geography, culture, global, etc.)|
|1.11.2||Investigate alternatives (e.g., communication tools, colocation) for virtual team member engagement|
|1.11.3||Implement options for virtual team member engagement|
|1.11.4||Continually evaluate effectiveness of virtual team member engagement|
Implement options for virtual team member engagement
Techniques to make Virtual Teams more effective
- Online Collaboration tools such MS Office, Google Apps, MS Teams and Slack.
- Audio/Video conferencing such as Webex, MS Teams, Zoom, and Google Meet.
- Virtual workspace like fishbowl window which is a persistent video link between distributed teams. It helps to improve osmotic communication.
- Remote pairing (like pair programming) where two people work together on a single task. Tools such as audio/video conferencing and virtual whiteboard can help pairing more effective. Ideally the two people should be in the same or near time zone to have maximum overlap in their working hours.